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WLI Prologis 2018 Fall Meeting Scholarship – Application Period Now Open!

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  Annually, ten scholarships are awarded to female applicants who have seven or more years of industry experience and have taken leadership roles in their District Council or at the national level. Winners will receive complimentary registration and up to $2,000 in expense reimbursement for transportation and lodging. Winners are also recognized during the WLI Reception and will be paired with a WLI mentor to assist them in navigating the Fall Meeting experience. This scholarship has been generously funded by Prologis since 2015. Open to any female member – no … Read More

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Recap: Unlocking Life Science Real Estate’s Potential in NYC

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By: Vivien Wu As a Bostonian living and working in NYC, there are few opportunities for me to convince others of Boston’s greatness. Most of the time, Bostonians are resigned to shaking their heads while others malign their city (the smaller size; the unintuitive streets and subways; the unreasonably early last call at bars). But in one area Boston has much to teach NYC: the Life Sciences industry and its real estate needs. While New York has a very mature real estate market in general, and is far and away … Read More

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ULI NY is Hiring!

ULI New York is hiring a Manager for our Midtown Manhattan Office. ULI New York is a District Council of the Urban Land Institute. The New York District Council is one of ULI’s largest, with over 2,200 members throughout the state of New York. For additional information, please visit http://newyork.uli.org. POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager serves as the professional liaison between the New York District Council, ULI headquarters, and New York real estate, planning, and development professionals. The Manager’s overall responsibility will be to serve as an informed resource to … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Bob Sanna – Forest City New York

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Awards for Excellence finalist Bob Sanna, Executive Vice President and Head of Construction of Forest City New York is nominated in the Housing and Office categories for their work on 461 Dean Street and the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech.  Mr. Sana shares his best career advice, influences, and what makes him proud of both projects for our ‘Five Minutes With’ series. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? “As a builder in the most diverse, … Read More

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Video Recap: Real Estate Outlook 2017

On January 10, ULI New York held its annual Real Estate Outlook event, which included a presentation of Emerging Trends in Real Estate ® 2017–one of the industry’s most highly regarded and widely read trends reports – and response panel; a panel discussing where we are in the “cycle”; and a third panel on industry as catalyst for growth. Members had the opportunity to hear from industry veterans and development visionaries on key trends that are shaping the real estate business in the New York metro region. To view video highlights from Real Estate … Read More

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‘Five minutes with’ feat. Chris McCready – SOM

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ULI NY chatted with SOM Director Chris McCready for the next installment of ‘Five Minutes With’. He shares the best advice given to him, his love for an iconic New York building, and highlights why The Kathleen Grimm School – an Awards for Excellence in Institutional Development finalist – is such a special project. Who was the most influential person who left a mark on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? The most influential person who left a mark on my career would … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Kai-Uwe Bergmann – Bjarke Ingels Group

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ULI NY took “Five Minutes With…” BIG Partner and Head of Business Development, Kai-Uwe Bergmann. He talks about NYC architecture, design, and VIA 57 West – a finalist in the Housing category for the Awards for Excellence. Who was the most influential person who left a mark on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? I believe this is not so much an architect than an artist – Dale Chihuly – who taught me to relentlessly experiment and to believe in oneself but also … Read More

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Chairman Marty Burger’s Interview With Commercial Observer

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Silverstein Properties’ CEO & ULI New York’s Chairman, Marty Burger, sat down with Terence Cullen from the Commercial Observer to discuss his career, life, and key role with the Urban Land Institute. Read the full story here.

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Housing Council Co-Chair Maria Masi Talks Micro Units in Curbed

Is there a future for micro housing in New York City? The short answer: it’s complicated At the turn of the 20th century, New York City passed one of its most influential housing laws: the 1901 Tenement House Act, which remains the basis of New York’s low-rise housing regulations. The law sought to address overcrowded living conditions caused by the unprecedented population boom of the 1800s. In a Lower East Side tenement, it wasn’t uncommon for four people (or more) to share a 284-square-foot apartment. After the Tenement House Act, each … Read More

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What it’s really like to live in NYC’s first micro-unit building

A resident of Carmel Place shares his experience living in one of the development’s 300-square-foot micro apartments It’s been a few months since residents started moving into Carmel Place, New York City’s first apartment building devoted exclusively to micro units. The development has garnered plenty of attention since it was first announced back in 2013, but now that people have actually started to call it home, we wanted to find out what it’s like to live in a building that’s purpose-built to be tiny. According to Dan Tomita, who moved … Read More

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